Honor Your Parents!
Bible: Deuteronomy 5:16
Lesson Day Five: Honor your Dad and Mom.
The Fifth commandment, “Honor your Dad and Mom,” comes with a promise. It is the only commandment that has a promise. The commandment says if you honor your father and mother, you will have a long life. If we want to live a long time, we should be sure to listen to our mommies and daddies. To honor means to
- Respect their advice and do what they tell you to do. You are to obey just so long as they don’t tell you to disobey any of God’s commands. There are some mommies and daddies that don’t follow Jesus. They don’t know what he teaches. You must first follow Jesus. Things like homework and chorus are things Jesus wants you to do, just as much as your parents do. Not many of your parents will want you to steal, cheat, or lie. If for some strange reason they do, you must follow Jesus.
- Honoring your parents also means that you care for them as they get older. They care for you. They make sure you have food, a house, school, and health care. They give you medicine when you are sick and clean-up after you when you make icky messes. As you get older, you will be able to care for yourselves, and they will start to get sick more. You should not only care for yourselves but for them when they need it. Families take care of each other. When you get older, do not forget your parents. They have lived a long time and have advice that you should listen to, especially, if they are following Jesus.
Important Point: Honor your Dad and Mom, listen and care for them.
Directions Day Five: Honor your Dad and Mom.
Print out Folding arms, and Honor your Dad and Mom Hands. Cut out the arms and fold them back and forth on the dashed lines, like an accordion. Glue one arm to either end of the Honor your Dad and Mom Hands. (One hand on each side of the folding arms.)
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